Summer season is at its extreme. There is not a single day when you can avoid moving out in the sun and if you are out for too long the UV rays can harm your skin. Therefore, it becomes mandatory for everyone who is out in the sun to apply sunscreen lotion or cream to protect the skin from these harmful rays.
Various sunscreens are available in the market, but most of them contain chemicals which can harm your skin. So, why not make your own sunscreen with herbs and essential oils to get a healthy skin.
Home Made Sunscreen
2 tbsp pure Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide, 1 ounce of Beeswax, and 1 cup olive oil.
Take a pan and add olive oil in it and heat it over a low flame. Now add beeswax and mix it until it dissolves completely. Keep on stirring. Finally, add titanium dioxide or zinc oxide slowly while stirring. Empty this mixture in a bottle or small jar and allow it to cool down.
1/2 tsp Borax powder, 1 tbsp walnut or Almond oil, 1 tbsp Jojoba oil, 1 tbsp Avocado oil, 3 tbsp Sesame oil, 3-5 drops Coconut fragrance oil, 20 drops Carrot-seed essential oil, 2 tbsp Rose or Lavender water, 2 tbsp Aloe Vera gel, 1 tsp Soya-lecithin, 1 tsp Beeswax, 2 tbsp Cocoa butter, and 1 tbsp Shea butter.
Melt almond or walnut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and sesame oil together with beeswax and butters over a low medium flame. Then add Soya- lecithin and stir well and put off the flame. Now, take a pan and add lavender or rose water and aloe vera gel and warm gently. Then add borax powder and mix thoroughly and put off the flame.
Now place the pan into an ice bowl. After that, sprinkle the melted oil while stirring speedily until a cream forms. Finally, add coconut fragrance oil and carrot seed essential oil and mix well. Now store the prepared lotion in a sealed container and refrigerate.
Vitamin C Sunscreen
3 tbsp Milk Powder, 1 – 3 tsp Lavender essential oil, 2 tbsp Water, 2 tbsp Spirulina or Chlorella powder, 1 – 2 tbsp Vitamin C powder.
Mix milk powder, chlorella or spirulina powder, and vitamin C powder. Now add water and lavender essential oil to form a thin paste. Your sunscreen is ready to use.
Green Tea Sunscreen
½ cups Green Tea leaves, and 2 cups of water.
Simmer the green tea leaves in water. Drain and remove the leaves. Store this mixture in a bottle. You can wash your face with this tea water before going out in the sun.
So, now you are ready to fight with the harmful UV rays with your natural sunscreen lotions.